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Human Rights

We prohibit unfair discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, etc., child labor and forced labor and work to prevent corruption under our Human Rights Policy and the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.

Initiatives for Human Rights Issues

UN Global Compact

In March 2009, the DOWA Group endorsed and signed the UN Global Compact (UNGC), a set of principles for voluntary corporate action proposed by the United Nations. The Group respects the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption and strives to contribute to the sustainable development of society.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
Human Rights
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, and
2. Ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
5. The effective abolition of child labor, and
6. The elimination of discrimination regarding employment and occupation.
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges,
8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and
9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Internal Reporting System

The Company has established the DOWA Consultation Desk, which enables people to anonymously consult two external lawyers (one male and one female), with the goals of fostering a healthy corporate culture and facilitating early detection and correction of unruly acts or situations that could lead to such acts occurring. Confidentiality concerning submitted reports and the the protection of reporting parties from disadvantageous treatment are both guaranteed, and the availability of the consultation desk is made known through the Company’s intranet and posters.

Moreover, the DOWA Consultation Desk is also available for use by the employees of suppliers and partner companies. When employees consult via the Consultation Desk or opinions are received by the desk, corrective action is taken if necessary.

Harassment training

To promote human rights initiatives, we provide harassment training to the managers of the entire Group. External lawyers working for the DOWA Consultation Desk lecture employees. We disseminate harassment prevention information through the intranet and by hanging posters at business sites.